Saturday, February 2, 2013
Do you understand heterodyne? I love heterodynes.. Look that up, I can't link it easily from this computer. My desktop is now safely in the hands of my trusted cousin, Brian Winkle at Wolf Tech in Lebanon, Ohio.
Quickly, I learned to listen and DX or hunt for distant stations at sunrise and sunset. Somewhere in mom's attic should be a box that contains my old QSL cards I received where I wrote the station manager and told them what I heard and what time I heard it. I was on the path to ham radio.
I got an ARRL manual on the Morse Code and started memorizing the alphabet. Until I built an oscillator and broke the sound with a key, it was difficult to understand the sound of the notes. You know, I think that little thing I did when I was 12 or so has helped me to this day. I understand sound and messages better than most people simply because I learned Morse Code.
Would Liam or Corbin or any of our grandchildren expand their learning by doing what grandpa did? I don't know. If they ask, I will show them what I have learned but I would never expect them to learn it just because I did. They have to see something in me that connects them to the desire to learn a new thing.
Speaking with your fields is much the same way. My friends spoke to me with their fields this summer like you cannot imagine. I have been fooling around with calcium and ammonium and sulfur all my life but I never quite put it on in the right proportion at the right time.
This fly ash gypsum, power lime or whatever you want to call it is so valuable to crop production it would pay to open landfills and spread it on farms. It would need testing of course but the way it has worked on the farms I have studied, I would call it invaluable. Scrubber stack gypsum fly ash could be one key that unlocks the soil on our farms.
I spread a little pelletized calcium limestone with ammonium nitrate on some wheat and cover crops. You should see the color! I knew this 40 years ago, why in the world didn't I pursue it? I talked to Keith this morning and he said way of life, Ed, way of life. We follow the mainstream even when the mainstream is wrong.
AM 740 has never uttered a word to hurt my soul. I pray to God I be like that. I never ever want to hurt a soul. I want to encourage each and every one of them.